Morgan education has a new superintendentMar 06, 2023 09:50AM ● By Gwen Romero
Andy Jensen has been named the new superintendent for Morgan County education. Courtesy photo
The Morgan County Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to announce the new superintendent. After reviewing state code and personnel, the board has appointed Andy Jensen to the superintendency.
Jensen has been in education for more than 20 years. After serving in a variety of roles at both the elementary and secondary levels in multiple districts, he seems to have found a home in Morgan when he joined the district as the principal at Morgan Elementary School.
For the past year, Jensen has served as the district’s first Director of Human Resources and Student Services, coordinating and streamlining benefits, hiring and other services.
Board members had many commendations for Jensen. Mandy Wallace observed “how much he loves it here and how much he wants our students to succeed. His heart is in it.” Kelly Preece stated, “I support Andy in this position and know that he’s going to do a great job,” noting that in his roles, Jensen has “always made time to listen.”
Adam Toone praised the board’s decision to look within the district for Dr. Jacob’s successor, stating that, “We have a lot of talent within our district. Very qualified talent.” While Vice President Ron Blunck summarized the board’s belief that “[Jensen] will be a bridge for our community and to bring our district together.”
Dr. Jacobs announced his retirement during January’s board meeting. Mr. Jensen will begin his new leadership role on July 1, 2023.